Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0132- Section: 71
Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
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Instructor Information
Instructor Ragayle Yates
Phone(409) 984-6574
Location:Student Center - Room: 409
Hours:Hours: In-office or via Zoom M/W/F: 11am - 12:30pm and T/Th: 11am - 2pm or by appointment.
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Course Information
Description Intended for Non STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense, proportional reasoning, estimation, technology, and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered.
Prerequisites Co-requisite: MATH 1332
Prerequisite: See Placement Guidelines in the the LSCPA College Catalog
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the course, students will:
1. Use and present quantitative information in connection with an argument or problem solution
and explicate it in an effective format.
2. Construct and present a detailed problem statement with evidence of relevant contextual factors
and possible approaches for solving the problem, then implement a solution and review the
3. Develop a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, recognize consequences of the solution,
and articulate a reason for choosing solution method.
4. Apply the strategies for problem solving method to problems using both inductive and deductive
5. Develop procedures for using sets and visualizing relations among sets with Venn diagrams, and
apply them to solve problems that are modeled with sets.
6. Develop logical arguments and determine validity of arguments using truth tables or Euler
7. Identify patterns in numbers and prove or disprove the patterns.
8. Find unique prime factorizations of composite numbers.
9. Describe the fundamental counting principle to solve counting problems.
10. Solve counting problems involving permutations, combinations, or Pascal?s triangle.
11. Find probabilities with theoretical, empirical probability formulas.
12. Find probabilities with addition rules.
13. Apply the conditional probability formula and determine whether the two events are
14. Determine the annual percentage rate for different types of loans.
15. Compute monthly mortgage payments of fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages.
16. Determine returns on stock investments.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

This is a support course for MATH 1332, Quantitative Reasoning. Required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1332 course syllabus in which you are enrolled. This usually includes:
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS, 13th edition, Miller, Hereen, and Hornsby, Addison Wesley, 2016.

Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date August 16, 2021 - 8:00 AM   Through  August 16, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale DMTH 0132 is offered on a Pass (Satisfactory=SD) or Fail (Unsatisfactory=UD) basis. Traditional letter grades will not be assigned.
Determination of
Final Grade
Final grades of Pass/Fail will be determined based on participation as described in the Instructor Policies listed below.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students will be required to view all of the optional videos in the course content labelled "Additional Videos" for each section, and to meet with me once a week during my office hours to review their progress and discuss any problems. This may be done online via Zoom or in person on campus. Students who fail to check in with me than three (3) times may receive a grade of Unsatisfactory (fail). I would also like for you to utilize the "Study Plan" tools on MyMathLab whenever possible for extra help if needed, though I will not be requiring it explicitly.
Attendance Policy See instructor policies above.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.